The climate of London (England)
London is the capital of Great Britain; it has a population of
approximately 7.5 million residents and is the largest city in the
European Union. London is a real metropolis and is very versatile. The
several boroughs all have their own distinctive charm. In the streets
surrounding Covent Garden you can find nice little shops. The square
is always very lively because of the street artists and buskers. Soho
is the best place for going out. Many theatres, pubs, restaurants and
trendy bars can be found here. Soho is very trendy; especially the gay
scene has become prominent again. If you book a hotel chances are you
end up in Bayswater. Bayswater has long rows of Victorian mansions and
many hotels. The center of London can be reached very easily by public
transport from here. Hyde Park is in the vicinity. If you prefer a
multi-cultural experience China Town London is well worth visiting.
This truly is a different world; the Chinese food here is excellent.
The most important tourist attractions can be found in Westminster
(Big Ben, Houses of Parliament) Southwark and Southbank (Tate Modern
and the London Eye) and in South Kensington (Harrods). If you prefer
the more unorthodox tourist attraction Camden is worth visiting. Many
artists settled here. Several markets can be found here with all kinds
of art, clothing and other bric-à-brac. Many trendy shops can be found
here. This district is very colorful because of the unique signs on
the front of the shops. Travelling through London is best done by
tube. This is the fastest and cheapest way of travelling.
London has a moderate sea climate. Extremes in
temperatures hardly ever occur. Summers are warm with average
temperatures of 21 degrees Celsius during the day and 11 degrees
Celsius during the night. The highest temperature on record is 38
degrees Celsius. Winters in London are cold. However, subzero
temperatures are uncommon. During spring temperatures start to rise.
However, during the night it remains cold. During autumn storms are
not uncommon. Rainfall is evenly spread out over the year. About 538
millimeters of rain falls on a yearly basis. Snow is uncommon in
London. The warmth radiated by an agglomeration this big causes
temperatures to be a few degrees higher making snow uncommon.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for London
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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